Color Guard EDU
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Welcome to ColorGuardEDU, the first online education platform created by color guard artists, for color guard artists. Created by Courtney Allyson Mills, ColorGuardEDU features webinars, technique models, and teaching tools from top Marching Arts Professionals.
Free Access! Jessie Harrell, a certified nurse, personal trainer, and color guard director talks about how nutrition and fitness help students with success on and off the field. Jessie’s approach helps teachers understand how to encourage positive and healthy habits, while pushing performers to be their best.
Free Access! The marching band activity is shifting its approach to movement on the field. Do you want to take your band to the next level of achievement and don’t know how? Samia Mooney answers your questions and shares great ideas you can use with your group today.
Free Access! Michael Townsend, color guard captionhead of the 2018 DCI High Guard, Boston Crusaders, shares his knowledge about getting your group to understand HOW to be competitive.
Free Access! Watch Now! Heather Graham is one of the most sought after weapon technicians in the industry. Her technical prowess as well as her education mindset has helped her to create some of the greats in our color guard weapon world. She tells you what you need to know to make your weapons the best at any contest!
Free Webinar! Access Now! The Boston Crusaders Color Guard Caption Manager helps you propel your program to the next level with student leadership. She shares her passion for empowering others by teaching leadership skills, allowing you to maximize all the talents of your members for greater success.
Free Access! Watch Now! Have you ever wondered how to take your color guard performers to the next level of engagement and maturity? Christopher McCarthy shares the process by which he transforms his younger students into mature performers.
Free Access! Watch Now! Great things are possible even if your staff is small, or it’s just You! Art Juhl and Courtney Mills show you how to make the most of the resources you have, maximizing all the skills and strengths of your available staff AND your students!
Watch Now! Free Access! Get the advantage of being on the cutting edge of technology. We show you how! Digital printing for props, uniforms, equipment, and much more is transforming the marching arts activity! Eric Sabach of DMFX gives you insider tips and guides you through the process.
Free Access! Make smarter choices for better results with your student leaders! Jeremy and his team show you how and guide you through the process. With Jeremy Spicer, Evan Van Doren, Dr. Nicholas Williams, and Robert Selaiden.
Free Access! Stephen Howard, the President of the TCGC Circuit, talks about the multiple responsibilities of your local circuit and gives helpful advice on ways to become active in your circuit!
Watch Now! Don’t design your movement without considering the standards of your guard’s class. From new guards to the top of World Class, Michael James will clarify how to approach movement specific to your group’s needs and goals.
Watch Now! Have you ever felt intimidated by critique? Or unsure of how to approach a productive conversation with a judge? Get your guard to the next level by getting the most out of critique.
Watch Now! Most people neglect building the culture, attitudes, and work ethics of their group. Imagine having the group that everyone admires for their character, unity, and teamwork. Plus, think of how that will improve your show!
Free Access to this Video! “Mind Your Own Business!” by focusing on your own group and your own personal performance as an instructor.
Watch Now! The master choreographer explains the how’s and why’s of musicality, the benefits of reading music scores, and different ways to approach equipment choreography.
Watch Now! Most people hear this phrase and are not sure where to start. Exactly how do I “clean?” In this webinar, Carrie Short shares the methods, means, and strategies to effectively and efficiently improve your guard’s execution.
Save over 50%! Get access to the four December 2017 webinars from ColorGuardEDU for one low price. Webinars with Brad Green, Molly Favret, Sara Solomonson, Brian Dutton, Alan Spaeth, and Steve Ryan. Watch live and ask questions, or watch later at your convenience.
Free Access! Keep your group on the cutting edge! We show you how. Topics include working with technology, keeping an open mind in the design process, taking chances in design, and making sure we see the performer through a costume.
WATCH NOW! Brian Dutton explains how he teaches students the importance and art of recovery. Topics include Allowing Recovery to Happen, Working with Different Types of Learners, Teaching the TEAM Response, and Different Ways of Teaching Recovery.
Free Access! Take the floor with confidence knowing you’ve made the right decisions and will look professional! Great advice from two of the pageantry arts most successful graphic artists.
Watch Now! Improve your group’s soundtrack and take the floor with confidence! We’ll guide you through the process of designing a great soundtrack for your group! Brad has created soundtracks for Flanagan, CGT Dallas, Braddock, Pride of Cincinnati and more.
Free Access! Jen Barton, Color Guard Director at Byrnes High School and Captionhead at Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, helps you run an effective audition for the winter guard season. From varsity and JV placements to creating a successful environment for all of your auditioning students.
Free Access! Matt Harloff joins Courtney and Tim to discuss the new Virtual Clinics now available. You can have a Marching Arts Education expert give you direct and actionable feedback about YOUR show and YOUR group! It’s as easy as sharing a video!
NEW! The first 12 releases from Courtney Allyson Mill’s great new resource, ColorGuardEDU are available at ONE lower price. Purchase the entire collection of 12 videos at one time for 1/2 of the cost of purchasing each individually! Useful information from experts Joey Powell, Rick Subel, Tim Newburn, Stephanie Chavez, John Leonard, Marlieta Matthews, Andrea Foerch, Byron Valentine and Jennifer Hinshaw. Take your group to the next level by increasing your knowledge! This low price also includes the option to share these videos with your staff.
WATCH NOW! Chad Berkstresser on “Creating Shows about Powerful Women FOR Powerful Women.” Chad talks about the process of creating these shows, life lessons he teaches his young guard members through these shows, and the benefits of bringing guest clinicians in to work with his group.
WATCH NOW! Lindsey Vento on “Show Coordination Through Body Movement.” Lindsey explains how to create the “big picture” through the color guard and band body movements. Topics include Coordination, Pacing, “Development” instead of Transition, Planning a Coordinated Idea, “Remembering the Excellence Factor”, and the need for Visual Variety.
Byron Valentine joins Courtney Allison from ColorGuardEDU to share his expertise in design and instruction. Byron will present “I Want to Paint a Picture, but Where Do I Buy the Paint?” Helpful Hints for Designing in the Complex World of Winterguard. Topics include Planning in Advance, Deciding on The Intent, Mood and Feeling, Shapes and Textures, and Entertainment / Making your Show Accessible to the Audience.
WATCH NOW! Jennifer Hinshaw talks about how to give your students a love of dance. Train new students without leaving advanced behind! We discuss the important of variety in dance class, engaging students while they learn new skills. Jennifer has been involved in the color guard activity since 1995 and is on the staff at Avon HS and Lexis Winter Guard.
WATCH NOW! Joey Powell is the director of color guard at James Bowie HS and is Guard Caption Supervisor / Choreographer for Carolina Crown. Topics include: How to decide who to hire, How to know what your program needs, Defining the rolls of each staff member, and Social Media issues with your staff.
WATCH NOW! John Leonard is the director of the Marcus Color Guard program and has been a teacher and choreographer for nearly twenty years. John joins Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU to share his expertise on How To Create The “Big Picture.”
WATCH NOW FOR FREE! Courtney Allison of ColorGuard EDU tells you how to create a team within your color guard! Get concrete advice on how to build a culture of hard working, performance hungry students within your color guard program!
WATCH NOW! Stephanie Chavez is the director of the WGI Champion Color Guard at Klein Oak HS. Stephanie joins Courtney Allison to share her expertise on recruiting students and retention in your program.
Free Access! Rick Subel is one of the top experts in color guard, show design, and production scheduling. He joins Courtney Allison to discuss and explain how to create a production timeline for your show. Many programs do know understand this basic and essential planning tool!
There is no charge for this content! Courtney Allison talks about her history in the activity and why she created ColorGuardEDU. She also answers questions about teaching dance, admitting when you’re wrong, showing you care, sharing the creative process, general effect in young groups, and developing a leadership team.
Marlieta Matthews talks with Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU about Getting your Students “Rock Star Ready” for the end of the season. This includes how to talk to your students to boost their confidence, strategies for the last 2 weeks of the season, and how to develop less confident performers into “rock stars.”
Tim Newburn talks with Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU about “Creating a Color Guard Life.”
Free Access! Andria Foerch talks with Courtney Allison of ColorGuardEDU about “The Positive Influence,” discussing how Positive Teaching can make you a better educator and create better outcomes and performances. Topics include “Communication Methods,” “Have A Growth Plan,” “Capitalize on Teachable Moments,” and “Be Honest and Inspiring.”
Free Access to this video! Courtney sits down with Bluecoats Color Guard Captionhead/ Imbue Director, Shavon Garcia to discuss how she creates performance consistency within her programs, as well as her thoughts on how to bring this approach to every day rehearsals.